The next Great Decisions lecture will be this Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room located in the UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Prof. David Coury (Humanities, German and Global Studies) will speak on the rise of populism in Europe. Mass migration, and the problems associated with it, have directly contributed to the rise of populist parties in Europe. Opposition to immigration was the prime driver of support for Brexit, it brought a far-right party to the German Bundestag for the first time since the 1950s, and propelled Marine Le Pen to win a third of the vote in the French presidential election. This discussion will look at the causes and consequences of this new populism in Europe. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by St. Norbert College.
As a part of the 2019 St Norbert College/UW-Green Bay Great Decisions Lecture Series, UW-Madison Prof. Andrew Kydd (International Relations and Political Methodology) will present the lecture “Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?” on Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in Phoenix Room B located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Nuclear weapons have not gone away, and the Trump administration has brought a new urgency, if not a new approach, to dealing with them. In this context, Prof. Kydd will be discussing the importance of diplomacy and the implications of such negotiations for U.S. Foreign Policy. The event is free and open to the public.
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Wheat (Public Administration)’s discussion of media and foreign policy at the Great Decisions presentation at the Manitowoc Public Library on Monday, March 5 was featured in the Herald Times Reporter.